Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 August 2016 | Practice Area: Directors
This Shoosmiths briefing looks at the judgment of Brettle & Others v Dudley Metropolitan Council regarding the calculation of holiday pay, what it should include and what counts as 'regular' payment.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 16 August 2016 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
Misconduct is one of the five potentially fair reasons under the Employment Rights Act 1996 for which an employer may dismiss an employee. This Shoosmiths briefing looks at how to dismiss an employee for misconduct fairly, in order to avoid a claim for unfair dismissal.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 03 August 2016 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract
The result of the EU referendum has left intellectual property (IP) rights holders concerned and confused over their current and future position. Savvy brand owners should be reviewing their IP portfolios to ensure they are adequately protected - this briefing sets out what action to take now.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 27 July 2016 | Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Following the dramatic results in the EU referendum, immigration issues will be top of the negotiations with the EU as the UK seeks to leave. What will this mean for businesses and their European workers? This briefing looks at some of the key implications.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 28 June 2016 | Practice Area: Immigration
The uncertainty for companies that transfer personal data from Europe to the US is set to continue, with doubts raised over the Privacy Shield proposals. This briefing looks at Safe Harbor, the Privacy Shield, and the options available to companies transferring personal data from the EEA to the US.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 17 June 2016 | Practice Area: Data Subjects
The benefits and risks of the Bitcoin crypto-currency have received much media attention, and it seems that big business has woken up to the potential of blockchain - the technology underpinning Bitcoin - to revolutionise global commerce. This article discusses some of the potential benefits.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 June 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance
The UK Government is pressing ahead with plans to make changes to partnership legislation for private equity and venture capital funds, and has now considered - and responded to - submissions received after a consultation on the proposals. This briefing looks at the changes to the initial plans.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 08 June 2016 | Practice Area: Company Capital Maintenance
The traditional limited company structure tends to be the favoured choice to run a business, but even then there can be refinements to its structure and mechanics. This article discusses the role of a Community Interest Company (CIC) – what makes a CIC useful, and what you can do with it.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 07 June 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate reorganisation
Transgender discrimination continues to make the news, with a ferry operator recently agreeing to remove the words 'ladies' and 'gentlemen' from its toilet doors and replace them with symbols. This briefing looks at the details of the case and sets out best practice recommendations for employers.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 03 June 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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